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  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready??? Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.

    PCguy

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    • Birthday 11/26/1979

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      http://langleylights.tripod.com/
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    • My favorite Christmas story
      National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
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      Buchanan , Georgia, USA
    • Biography
      About to be 38 yr old, I enjoy decoration for Halloween and Christmas every year. Wanting to get a LOR set up
    • Interests
      Radio control Airplanes,helicoptors, Christmas decorations, internet , playing Pool
    • Occupation
      Retail
    • About my display
      2002=has 4500 lights white and multi color, Plus candy canes, blow mold.
      2017= Info updated after get set up.. Will have more LED lights this year

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    1. I know this is old but i just ordered from digital timers from Walmart they were cheap $14 i think each, but i wasn't thinking about wanting to do driffrnt times for weekends these wont do that but you can set any excat time of the day you want on and off it do 2 different time zones each day again you cant tell it what days tho
    2. Pretty coolthe triple aaa idea... Sent from my ZTE-Z990G using Tapatalk 2
    3. I got through halloween okay i couldnt run lights and a heater in bathroom or bedroom same time we got propane to heat house and so now christmas lights are Doing fine about 3300 static and about 2800 animated all seem fine Sent from my ZTE-Z990G using Tapatalk 2
    4. i cant even think how it goes right now something about all the twinkling lights down the house on the block or something like that there are 90,000 lights or something anyone know the song im talking about? grr i just cant think of the name
    5. Yeah i have to change bases when changing kinda pain i have bags and bags of lights most in holdeds that dont fit anything over the last 20 yrs have takenlots stands didnt worktook bulbs out threw away the none working strands Sent from my ZTE-Z990G using Tapatalk 2
    6. Oh ok thanks for the info, Guess I need to buy LOT more bulbs lol'
    7. so noticed my end set lights on my fence was not working, the first half got to checking it it seems everyother bulb is black and burned out I have never seen this many burn out at once? I got a light pro and loving it its been helping me keep my old old icecycle lights going but they seem like everyday a section of them go out dn't understand I have never had so much issue with lights going out.
    8. Looks nice but says indoor use only? 8im in need of a timer also but its going to be outdoors I used a cheap one out on my porchfor halloween on days iwasnt home seemed to work okay Sent from my ZTE-Z990G using Tapatalk 2
    9. Wow those are nice. I wish i had that talent. Sent from my ZTE-Z990G using Tapatalk 2
    10. Thanks guys so are you piggy backing your rope lights that is lot of lights. Not sure if rope lights pull less then reg lights or not Sent from my ZTE-Z990G using Tapatalk 2
    11. Okay i didnt use it any last yr so i forget what is the safe number to plug into its 3 strands per channel right? End to end. But can you plug another into the top of another at the unit or out on the end? I did plug a 3 way drop cord to channel 6.and have another drop cord ran from that to two stands petty sure always done this w.o issue but this yr have bigger yard and the gf wants everything to dance.... guess its time to buy another mr christmas box lol Sent from my ZTE-Z990G using Tapatalk 2
    12. Well everything i have is up but its not much this yr finally in a place with a yard so doesnt look like much i hope to get about 10 or more sets of lights and few more itemsfor yard. Hope to have all up by thanksgiving as thats when we always light up Sent from my ZTE-Z990G using Tapatalk 2
    13. How much you think shipping would be for about 8 boxs to 30113 Sent from my ZTE-Z990G using Tapatalk 2
    14. I like my mr christmas box just wish i had the one u can hook mp3 player into so play ur own music other then the crap midi filesw Sent from my ZTE-Z990G using Tapatalk 2
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